Friday, February 03, 2006

Miracles and the Scientific Method

Metaphysical naturalists assert that acceptance of miracles compromises the integrity of the scientific method. Because science is based on a regular pattern of events, positing a supernatural cause of some rare events does not affect the domain of science. Operation science cannot explain singularities. It is wrong to assume that all not-yet-explained events are explainable within the framework of naturalism. Claiming that there is no supernatural God who intervenes in the world He created contradicts the evidence. Miracles have theological, moral, doctrinal, and teleological dimensions are they are unusual in that they are irregular events. Natural laws control regular events, not every event.